This week we turn our attention to a flurry of recent awards news, as the recipients of this yearâs Honorary Oscars were announced, and several countries have submitted their entries for this yearâs Foreign Language Film contest. We pay tribute to the late great Wes Craven, while Cal uncorks a trio of European classics in the latest edition of the Red Light District, featuring discussion of Francois Truffaut and Vittorio De Sica. The weekâs reviews include Andrew Haighâs tense marital drama â45 Yearsâ and Jonathan Demmeâs rock star romp âRicki and the Flash,â while Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart were reunited in action comedy âAmerican Ultra,â and Jafar Panahi managed to get another film made (âClosed Curtainâ) despite being a prisoner in his own home. Elsewhere, we discuss Charlotte Ramplingâs incredible decade-and-a-half, Kristen Stewartâs hair dye does the trick, and thereâs trepidation for double-Tom Hardy in next weekâs Krays film.
The weekâs news: Featuring a retrospective of Wes Cravenâs career, plus the recipients of this yearâs Honorary Oscars, and the first submissions for this yearâs Foreign Language Film Oscar!
[2:30 â 24:14]
Opening Segment: This monthâs Red Light District, featuring discussion of âThe Garden of the Finzi-Continis,â âThe Marquise of O,â and âStolen Kissesâ!
[24:15 â 29:35]
Ricki and the Flash 42:20 â 51:40 American Ultra 51:41 â 1:02:10 Closed Curtain 1:02:11 â 1:07:15 45 Years 1:07:16 â 1:24:38
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Pootsition The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: The Platters, âSmoke Gets In Your Eyesâ